Monica's Native American Flute Proj

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Raised by 38 people in 26 months
Hello, Welcome to my Go Fund Me site!
I am Monica Kay Sicard a woman of mixed cultures, I am French and Mohawk on my fathers side and German on my mothers side. My siblings and I were not raised on the Mohawk reservation like so many of my mixed blood sister's and brother's.  
30 Years ago I moved to Seattle after I got out of the Army. My heart has always been happiest out of doors singing, drumming or playing my flute. 
My 1st flute came to me in a very amazing way. While living in West Seattle in 1998, I went to the first annual Art, Nature and Literature Festival as a mixed media artist, I draw and paint Medicine Shields. I met a young native man named Tony, and he and I shared drum and flute music all weekend. I was very shy and couldn't figure out how to make his flute sound as good as he did. He told me it only requires "Spider Breath" to play, I was able to make a few notes come out and was very drawn to this instrument. The Festival ended and we said our good byes. While packing my art work I felt someone behind me and the hair on the nape of my neck stood up, I turned and there was Tony holding out the flute to me. Needless to say I was stunned, he was gifting me his flute! I asked if he was going to teach me and Tony told me to sit under the cedars and the wind and the birds will teach me to play, and to only play "Spirit Song", that which Spirit choses to bring through me. I did as instructed by Tony. From that day to this I honor his gift by playing often. 
Thanksgiving of 2014 after playing at the center for Spiritual Living, I was offered the gift of free studio time and was recored and produced by my friend Grandpa Leo Brodie, himself a gifted pianist and vocalist. Then after another service I played, my friend Ryan asked me how long I'd been playing the flute and when I told him 18 years he looked at me and said "18 years and you don't have a CD out?? That's truely ashame!"  It took 3 knocks on my door, the 3rd being another friend who asked me if I'd ever heard myself recorded, when I said no, she promptly provided me with 2 CD's of services I had played and told me to listen to them. I was honestly stunned. At that moment I knew beyond a shadow of doubt that this CD project was mine to do. I recorded in August of 2015 and I hope that you will enjoy my CD entitled "Along the Way".
I have had a gap since recording and moving forward with this part of the project. I feel that I needed to be clear within myself that I deserved the success I secretly know this CD will be. I had to expand my worthiness quotient  to embody the good I am bringing through my Flute music to you.
The money I am raising is for the CD mastering, reproduction and the making of the cover jackets for the CD, which will feature my own photography! I am so excited to share the gift of Spirit Song with everyone.  The sooner I can raise the money to complete my project the sooner it can be out in the world. 
I am  truely grateful for your donation to the completion of my CD project. 
Blessings on your Journey!
Monica Sicard

You will receive a complementry CD from me once my project is complete. I will respond to your donation with my email address and you can give me your USPS address then. Again thank you for your support, what a blessing!
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Congratulations to my community of support! I could not have done this without you. My CD mastery is complete and as soon as my cover art is done I will move into replication and delivery of your CD's to your front door!
I am sooo grateful to all of you who supported me with prayer, encouragement, and financial support, it takes a village for all of us!
Blessings on your life's journey,
Love,
Monica
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Okay earlier today I posted I only had $350.00 to go ahh that was supposed to be $800.00. oh oops finger/brain glitch, :)oh well. So now with the latest donations this evening we have 675.00 to go! Love to all of you whether you donated or just visited my site and shared it, it all matters and you matter!
Love & Blessings,
Monica
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Hi all, it's starting to hit me this is real! The outpouring of love, support, prayers, well wishes, encouragement and donations have touched me deeply. Ten more days for this campaign and only $350.00 to go, I know we can do it! Tomorrow is Mastery day where I get to learn a whole new side to recording.
Much love and appreciation to Grandpa Leo Brodie not just for his recording and producing of my album, also for his coaching me through all the aspects of self publishing ones music. He's amazing!!!
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Okay everyone here's the latest scoop ... I received the final mix from my producer on Sunday and this Friday I have an appointment to have my CD mastered. Also I registered my CD on CD Baby last night so as soon as it is mastered it will be uploaded to the site so you can share that with friends. You will also be able to find me on Pandora, iTunes Heart Radio and many other venues thanks to CD Baby.
I appreciate all the support and look forward to making my goal by the 15th of March. Thanks for getting the word out! Keep up the good work!
Love & Blessings,
Monica
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Raised by 38 people in 26 months
Created February 12, 2016
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